Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Women have a right to expect excellence in care around the termination of pregnancy, but no one is joining the dots on how this might be brought about

9th December, 2018
Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019
After a mural in support of abortion rights at Dublins Project Arts Centre was painted over, the Irish Council of Civil Liberties unveiled a replica in the window of its offices Picture: Collins

I am a maternal and foetal medicine specialist, and my practice involves caring for parents affected by prenatal diagnosis of major foetal anomalies, some of which will be fatal – where babies die during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

I have always supported parents who make the decision to terminate a pregnancy affected by fatal foetal anomaly as equally as I support those who continue their pregnancy and access perinatal palliative care services.

At present,...

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